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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

New beginnings

Early January in Windhoek, Namibia.
The weather is a sweltering 34 degrees Celsius and there is only temporary relief. Thank God for ice blocks, swimming pools and shady trees. I am 30-something weeks pregnant, having just turned 30 years old and expecting my third child in 2013. My hope for this blog is to be a gratitude journal of sorts and look forward to sharing snippets of life in Namibia with you.

Here are photos of my darling daughters and I at the Parliament Gardens on an overcast December afternoon. Naomi and Mila are so looking forward to both being big sisters. My pregnant belly has never received so much attention. Constant rubbing, kissing, "twinkle twinkle little star" recitals and big sister talk: "baby, be good. no kicking mama."

After a very hectic and fast-paced two years, moving back to Windhoek, new homes, new jobs, learning to drive, making a movie and generally taking on too much... here's to a mellow, milky, more thoughtful year ahead. Despite the insomnia, mood swings and additional weight I am enjoying this last trimester and praying for a successful delivery and a beautiful baby.

Wishing you all a wonderful first month of 2013!

[Photos: Caroline de Meersseman /]